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Modric delighted as Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr score in Real Madrid win

Real Madrid pair Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior both scored as they beat Club Bruges in a Champions League dead rubber match.

The Spanish side were already guaranteed a last-16 place behind Group A winners Paris St-Germain.

Rodrygo, 18, gave Real the lead with a sweet volley from Alvaro Odriozola's cross, but Hans Vanaken curled home a leveller for Bruges moments later.

Vinicius Jr, 19, put the visitors ahead from Rodrygo's accidental backheel and Luka Modric curled in a late third.

Real - who are now unbeaten in 10 games - had named a few fringe players in a relatively strong team, although Wales forward Gareth Bale was an unused substitute.

Club Bruges finish third in the group and qualify for the Europa League thanks to Galatasaray's 5-0 defeat at Paris St-Germain which eliminated the Turkish side.

Veteran Luka Modric said at the final whistle: "It was important to start the game well, show good football and win. It's what we have done. For most of the game we played very well and deserved to win.

"Especially in the second half, we played much better and scored three goals. It is always important to win and play well."

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